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Siquijor Tour – Day 5 of PHILTOA Central Visayas Fam Tour

Siquijor Tour – Day 5 of PHILTOA Central Visayas Fam Tour | Philippine Travel | Scoop.it

A whole day tour of the Mystical Island of Siquior

It's the fifth day of PHILTOA Central Visayas Media Familiarization Tour. And our energy level has not waned even a bit. Di pa rin kami pagod!

 

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PNR in Philippine History - Philippine National Railways

PNR in Philippine History - Philippine National Railways | Philippine Travel | Scoop.it

At the Tutuban Central Terminal in a bustling district of old Manila, the train journeys of the Philippine National Railways used to start or stop, to or from the north or south ends of Luzon, the largest Philippine island.

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Utanon: Town Fiesta of Dalaguete, Cebu

Utanon: Town Fiesta of Dalaguete, Cebu | Philippine Travel | Scoop.it
We didn’t plan on visiting Dalaguete. Much less visit it on its town fiesta which is celebrated every 9th and 10th of February. Yet there we were, witnesses to all that revelry in honor of it...
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How Volunteering Can Lead to Extraordinary Travel Experiences

How Volunteering Can Lead to Extraordinary Travel Experiences | Philippine Travel | Scoop.it

While in Manila, Philippines, I got in touch with a group called Gawad Kalinga through a couchsurfing host and friend. Their aim is to build homes for the poorest of the poor in the Philippines, creating a safe environment and teaching about sustainable lifestyles.

Volunteering is one of the best ways to experience another country.

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Learning to Pound Rice in the Philippines

Learning to Pound Rice in the Philippines | Philippine Travel | Scoop.it
Mark takes us through the step by step process of learning to make rice in the Philippines.
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Solo Tripping in Surigao City | Travel Up

Solo Tripping in Surigao City | Travel Up | Philippine Travel | Scoop.it

there’s also the problem of dealing with the inevitable “Bakit mag-isa ka lang?” (Why are you traveling alone?) question from countless strangers. But there’s really something liberating about being able to travel without having to compromise with anyone.

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EDMARATION #TownExplorer: Abel Iloko Fabric as Decoration to Vigan Ancestral Houses

EDMARATION #TownExplorer: Abel Iloko Fabric as Decoration to Vigan Ancestral Houses | Philippine Travel | Scoop.it
The abel-weaving industry has been thriving in this small heritage city and it's use can be traced as early as the start of Spanish occupation in the Philippines.
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Budget Biyahera: A 5-Day Adventure: Sites worth seeing in Cebu and Bohol

Budget Biyahera: A 5-Day Adventure: Sites worth seeing in Cebu and Bohol | Philippine Travel | Scoop.it
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Philippine Kayak Explore Zambales 2012

Philippine Kayak Explore Zambales 2012 | Philippine Travel | Scoop.it
The 1st leg of the Philippine Kayak Explore 2012 which was held in Cavite was a success.
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Things to do on a 'Weekend Getaway' in Bohol

Things to do on a 'Weekend Getaway' in Bohol | Philippine Travel | Scoop.it
Here's a list of things to do and places to visit in Bohol, brought to you by the GMA News TV travel show 'Weekend Getaway.'...
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Make Vigan One of the New 7 Wonders Cities

Make Vigan One of the New 7 Wonders Cities | Philippine Travel | Scoop.it
One of the reasons why Vigan should be one of the New 7 Wonders Cities is because the entire city has been considered as a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 1999. In fact, it is the only city in the Philippines to be given this prestigious distinction after UNESCO recognized it being the best-preserved example of a Spanish colonial town not just in the country, but throughout Asia.
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Penafrancia Festival 2012: A Celebration of Undying Devotion

Penafrancia Festival 2012: A Celebration of Undying Devotion | Philippine Travel | Scoop.it
The Penafrancia festival held in Naga City, Camarines Sur is not just one of the largest religious events in the Philippines.
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History in Pictures - Philippine National Railways

History in Pictures - Philippine National Railways | Philippine Travel | Scoop.it

RIHSPI is a non-stock, non-profit organization dedicated to the restoration and preservation of Philippine railway and industry heritage. Established in 2007, RIHSPI is a valuable partner of PNR on the preservation of its remaining heritage. Some of their initiatives include the restoration of the Buda 22 inspection railcar and the installation of a historical image gallery at the lobby of the Tutuban station.

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Mount Taal: The World’s Smallest Active Volcano

Mount Taal: The World’s Smallest Active Volcano | Philippine Travel | Scoop.it
Do you see the tiny green island in the middle of that lake? That is an island in a lake, on an island in a lake, on an island in the Pacific Ocean!
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Manila: The Forgotten City

Manila: The Forgotten City | Philippine Travel | Scoop.it
Manila is a beautiful city that boasts arts, leisure and entertainment.

Manila is the city long forgotten by many because of the exciting, overly-secure and posh malls of Makati. Home to the President of the Republic, the glaring red light district and obscure menu is also the city that never sleeps.

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Join Us in Our Newest Tour – Taal Heritage Town Tour!

Join Us in Our Newest Tour – Taal Heritage Town Tour! | Philippine Travel | Scoop.it
We all know of the famous Taal Volcano and the scenic Taal Lake, but have you heard of the Taal Heritage Town? Don’t worry, Culture Shock PH is now heading there! Join us on our 1st Taal Heri...
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Conversation: Tuki, Boracay and Surigao

Conversation: Tuki, Boracay and Surigao | Philippine Travel | Scoop.it
Things I will do:

1. Boycott Boracay until they take action on rehabilitation of the island. I will not go to Boracay until they do something about this perennial problem.

2. Boycott Whaleshark Watching/Interaction in Oslob until they find a proper way to do this. I’m really against feeding these wild creatures.

3. Campaign for sustainable tourism in Surigao and actively support ‘no to mining campaigns in Surigao.’

HOW ABOUT YOU?

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Visayas and Mindanao Nostalgia

Visayas and Mindanao Nostalgia | Philippine Travel | Scoop.it
Nostalgia Yesterday, I was looking out of the airport window and I was trying to reminisce the memories of my short stay in the Visayas and Mindanao.
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Rizal: A HIStory tucked in the Walled City of Manila

Rizal: A HIStory tucked in the Walled City of Manila | Philippine Travel | Scoop.it
The Philippines take pride in its National Hero, the martyred poet, accomplished writer, playwright, art aficionado and an international man, Dr. Jose Rizal. His story is a constant reminder of how...
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Traditional Burnay Pottery | My Planet Philippines |

Traditional Burnay Pottery | My Planet Philippines | | Philippine Travel | Scoop.it
One must be skilled enough to form the jar perfectly. Now I understand that every clay jar is a product of art and mastery of the craft.
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Chewing of Betel Quid (“Momma”)–Experience the Culture of Banaue, Ifugao | islandgirltraveller.com

Chewing of Betel Quid (“Momma”)–Experience the Culture of Banaue, Ifugao | islandgirltraveller.com | Philippine Travel | Scoop.it

The widespread red -stained and blackened teeth of the locals regardless of gender, age and status in society are seen almost in every corner of Banaue, Ifugao. It is associated with chewing of Betel Quid, Momma for Ifugaos, considered as a common practice in the Northern part of the Philppines and a part of SouthEast Asian tradition and culture.

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Bacolod’s Maskara Festival

Bacolod’s Maskara Festival | Philippine Travel | Scoop.it

Vibrant. Colorful. Exciting. These are just some of the words that travelers have used to the annual Maskara Festival in the city of Bacolod in the Philippines. Up to this point in time, I have only read about the Maskara Festival in Bacolod in articles and heard about it from friends that have had the privilege of taking part in this Philippine festival. I’ve resolved this year, I will experience this colorful festival in the Philippines first-hand by taking a trip to the city of Bacolod and witness it. Boy! I can’t wait!


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Samar’s Crab Festival

Samar’s Crab Festival | Philippine Travel | Scoop.it

Samar’s Alimango Festival, held last July 19, 2012, celebrated the abundance of alimango (mud crabs raised in fishponds) in the coastal town of Sta. Margarita. The event aimed to promote the crab industry, the main source of livelihood in the town. Shrimps, prawns, and fish (bangus, tilapia) are also raised in the area.

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